Chad Kouri

As a semi-nomadic, mostly Chicago-based artist working between disciplines, I've become extremely interested in various cities and their respective creative communities and art ecologies. With equal interests in conceptual and minimalist art, ethnography, typography, design, jazz and the gray areas between these fields, my body of work is more a collection of various ongoing projects, thoughts and experiments tied together by a strong sense of composition, concise documentation and an overall vibe of optimism than a seamless display of a "style" or "genre". I believe that inspiration can be found anywhere and that relentless optimism is the only true rule. I'm best known as a co-founder of the Chicago-based art and design incubator, The Post Family, my past role as Art Director of Proximity Magazine and recognition as one of Chicago's up-and-coming image makers in NewCity's 2010 Breakout Artists of the year issue.
Hire me for brainstorming sessions, creative consultancy, special projects, speaking engagements, panel discussions, office culture initiatives, talent scouting, curatorial projects, art direction, publication/catalog design, branding, custom typography, and illustration work. Also available for commissioned artwork and curation/art buying for both private and commercial spaces.
Ongoing projects include The Post Family and The Visualist.
Past and future visiting artist at Collage for Creative Studies Detroit, Columbia College Chicago, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Portland State University and Purdue University.
Learn more about what exactly it is I do each day in various interviews and press including Beautiful Decay, BBC News, ArtSlant, Levi's Workshop Documentation, PSFK, Readymade, My Love For You, Beyond Words, Newcity, Live Now, Sixty Inches From Center and a pair of Tribune articles here and here.